Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Puccini's Halloween Adventures

Poor Puppy. She doesn't quite know what to make of all the Halloween festivities.

It's her second Halloween, but last year, I took the easy way out and bought the girls their costumes. I'm fairly certain I have not had the sewing machine out even once since we got Puccini 18 months ago.

When I started cutting out Sophia's Alice costume, she thought we were playing a fun game where she gets to sit on top of the pattern pieces and try to get my pincushion, which does look an awful lot like one of her balls.

Needless to say, I had to have the Maestro come collect her more than once!

When I actually started sewing, Puccini was perched in her favorite spot on the back of the couch to get the best vantage point of the window.  As soon as the machine started making noise, this is what I saw:

Too curious to let it go, she had to come check out the source of the loud noise.  And then she rediscovered my pincushion and tried to steal it again. 

Worse, she refused to get off the table!  Just look at that stubborn little face of hers.

It's really a miracle I ever finished that costume since little Puccini tried to thwart me at every turn.

She also tried to destroy Bria's Cheshire Cat costume.  I'm pretty sure she thought the feather boa was a small animal to be killed, and she did her best to oblige.  I caught her more than once with pink and purple feathers sticking out of her mouth.

And if you think all that is naughty, you should see what she did the morning after our Halloween party!  Our last guests left around 11 pm, so I spent the next hour cleaning up.  I tied the garbage up, but I didn't bother taking it down to the garage because I was too exhausted.

I won't be making that mistake again.  It was just tooooo tempting for the puppy.

Naughty, naughty, naughty!

But cute as heck.

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Lara Neves
Lara Neves

Lara is mom to three daughters—two teens and a tween. She loves to share her parenting and homemaking triumphs and failures here at Overstuffed! She was diagnosed with Lyme disease in 2015 and has been fighting it ever since. When she isn't working on her mother of the year award, you can find her reading, singing, or taking photos.